IPL 2021 season postponed after multiple COVID-19 cases

Having hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 has been postponed indefinitely on Tuesday. The decision ends a month-long relatively smooth run for cricket’s most glamorous even
The announcement came after Sunrisers Hyderabad’s wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha tested positive for COVID-19 along with Delhi Capitals’ veteran spinner Amit Mishra. Earlier on Monday, Chennai Super Kings bowling coach L Balaji along with Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers Sandeep Warrier and Varun Chakravarthy had also returned positive results.
The IPL 2021 began on April 9 and ran smoothly before KKR’s COVID-19 cases caused the initial jitters. The final was planned for May 30.
IPL chairman Brijesh Patel said the BCCI will “find a way” to arrange for the return of foreign players after the league was suspended indefinitely due to a COVID-19 outbreak in its bio-bubble. “We need to send them home and we will find a way to do that,” Brijesh told PTI when asked how will the foreigners return home. The foreigners involved in the league are concerned about returning to their respective countries due to travel restrictions imposed in the wake of the resurgence of the pandemic in India.

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